Naomi Oosterman is a permanent lecturer in social science methods and cultural policy at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is furthermore an affiliated researcher of the research group Heritage under Threat; part of the Centre for Global Heritage and Development.
Her research specialisations are the policing of art and heritage crime, the illicit trafficking of antiquities, and the sociology of deviance in general. She has published widely on these topics, most recently in an edited volume entitled Crime and Art: Sociological and criminological perspectives of crimes in the art world.
Why do you work for RASL?
I joined RASL in March 2022 with the intention to guide our students in the best possible way to complete both their bachelors. Being an interdisciplinary scholar myself, joining RASL as a dual degree coordinator was an opportunity for me to further strengthen the interdisciplinary of RASL both in research and education. As a lecturer, I am particularly keen in developing novel and innovative educational tools to help our students reach their full potential.