Naomi Oosterman MA

Naomi Oosterman is a lecturer at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies and a PhD Candidate at the Department of Sociology at City University London. She holds a Master’s Degree in Arts and Culture Studies from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and subsequently obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Research at Goldsmiths University of London (2.1) before starting her candidacy at City University.


Naomi was awarded one of the competitive research grants through the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the United Kingdom. Her research investigates the criminal dynamics of art theft in the European Union. She is especially interested in the policing and securitisation of art theft in the European Union, and how museums deal with threats to their collections. Together with Interpol, she developed a database of stolen art works containing thefts from 14 EU countries, which she uses to analyse the movements of theft.


She currently teaches tutorials in  “Contemporary Approaches to Cultural Sociology”, “Introduction to Social Science Research”, and “Introduction to Cultural Policy”. In past appointments she, amongst other courses, taught Statistics, Classical Social Theory, Key Issues in Criminology, and several PBL courses concerning sociology, (research)ethics and pedagogy.