Home > Faculty > Erin Hill

Erin Hill


Erin Hill, Ph.D., worked in film and television production before pursuing study of the media industry. She lives in Los Angeles, where she continues freelance work in some of the professions she researches. Her recent book, Never Done: A History of Women’s Work in Media Production (Rutgers, October 2016) examines the role of feminized labor in the history of the U.S. film and television industry. She received the 2018 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Best New Book Award for Never Done, and the 2015 SCMS dissertation award for the research on which it is based. Hill’s other work has appeared in Making Media Work, The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies, Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries and Reading Deadwood.

Hill has taught courses on contemporary Hollywood, film and TV history, media studies and women’s production history at such Southern California institutions as Santa Monica College and CSU Long Beach, Occidental College, as well as for Dartmouth College’s semester program in Los Angeles. She has freelanced for studios and production companies including Focus Features, Lionsgate Entertainment, OddLot Entertainment, Marquee Entertainment and Madison Wells Media.

Hill received her B.A. in film/video and theater & drama from the University of Michigan, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.