Erik Hitters (1964) is Associate Professor at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has founded and is managing director of ERMeCC, the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Utrecht University. He lectures for the MA programme in Media Studies and IBCoM, the International Bachelor in Communication and Media.

Erik’s research interests lie in the broad field of transformations in the media and cultural Industries. His first strand of research deals with the changing logics of institutional and field dynamics in the media and cultural industries, including the film, music and broadcasting industries. His second interest is in local, regional and national cultural industries; His third in media clustering and creative cities.