We are very happy to announce that Naomi Oosterman has become the newest addition to our research community. As a lecturer at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, dr. Oosterman's specialises in analysing art crime and the impact it has on policing, cultural policy, and the securitisation of private and public museums. Hence, she is a great addition to our Heritage under Threat research theme.
Having obtained an MA in Arts and Cultural studies (EUR, 2013) and Social Research Methods (Goldsmiths University London, 2014), she completed her PhD at the Department of Sociology at City, University of London (2018). Her doctoral dissertation focussed on the criminal dynamics of art crime in the European Union. In her research, she concentrated on the criminogenic aspects of the art world, the nature of art theft, and the policing of public art collections. Her research combines theories from the fields of cultural criminology, cultural sociology, and cultural studies. Her current research focuses on the influence of art theft on auction prices of contemporary art.
We are looking forward to our future collaboration.