Dr Christa Roodt is Research Lecturer in Art, Law and Business at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Her expertise and research interests are in International Art Law, ADR and Cultural Heritage, Cultural Policy and Law and International Civil Procedure in Business Litigation. She is responsible for developing Art, Law and Business within the School of Culture & Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow. She works in close collaboration with Christie's Education in London for purposes of delivering the MSc in Art, Law and Business. She is a Research Fellow and Professor Extraordinaria in the Department of Jurisprudence, University of South Africa (2011-present).
Before her appointment at the University of Glasgow, she was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Aberdeen, Professor in the Department of Jurisprudence at the University of South Africa, Principal Researcher at the Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law and Senior Legal Advisor at the Pan South African Language Board. She holds a Master in Law from the University of South Africa and a PhD in Law from University of the Free State in South Africa. She is a member of the Scottish Arbitration Centre.
Recent research and publication activities have focused on dispute resolution in international art claims and private international law aspects of international commercial arbitration in the EU, the US and South Africa. Her current research project deals with the international dimension of civil claims in respect of portable objects of artistic and cultural value.