Dr. Naomi Oosterman is a lecturer at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Her research expertise lies in the analysis of art crime and the impact it has on policing, cultural policy, and the securitisation of private and public museums. Late 2018, Naomi finished her doctoral dissertation focusing on the criminal dynamics of art crime in the European Union. In her research, she focused 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.
Naomi Oosterman studied Social Work (BA, 2010, cum laude) at the University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam; Arts and Culture Studies (MA, 2013) at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Social Research Methods (MA, 2014) at Goldsmiths, University of London. She completed her PhD at the Department of Sociology at City, University of London (2014-2018)