Naomi Oosterman is a permanent lecturer at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies and an affiliated researcher at Heritage under Threat; part of the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development.
She was awarded a highly competetive doctoral studentship by City University of London for her self proposed PhD research titled Policing the art world: Contradictions in international and national perspectives. She completed her dissertation in 2019. Her research specialisations and interests are the policing of art and heritage crime, sociology of deviance, risk, and the illicit trafficking of arts and antiques. She has published on these topics in peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes, and non-academic sources.
At the Department of Arts and Culture Studies, she is the coordinator and principle lecturer for courses on social science methods and cultural policy. She is the coordinator of the Bachelor Graduation Project, and supervises bachelor and master thesis students. She has several teaching qualifications, obtained from universities in the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. She has been an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) since 2017.
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 (MA, 2014) at Goldsmiths, University of London. She completed her PhD in Criminology at the Department of Sociology at City, University of London (2014-2019).