Saskia Bultman was trained as a literary scholar and gender historian, and received her PhD from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2016. 

Her PhD research was at the intersection of history of science, gender and literature, and focused on practices of identity construction of 'delinquent' girls at the Dutch State Reform School for Girls (1905-1975), using pupils' case files as her main sources. Through studying the paper traces of the assessment techniques used by the reformatory staff and the pupils, she investigated the ways in which identities were constructed for and by the girls, studying the ways in which an 'inner self' emerged and the ways in which this was used to discipline these 'delinquent' girls. Her project focused on life writing ('delinquent' girls' autobiographies), the history of anthropometry (physical measurements), the history of psychology (Rorschach inkblot test reports and therapy reports) and the history of the self. 

Since the start of her PhD research in 2010, she has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate classes on history, gender and literature at Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Leiden. Following her PhD, she worked as postdoc in history at the University of Leiden, and from 2017-2019 she worked as lecturer at the Arts and Cultural Studies department of Radboud University Nijmegen, teaching literature and the history of the arts. 

As a researcher, Saskia has worked in a variety of scholarly research projects commissioned by the Dutch government over the last few years: a research project on violence in youth care, 1945-2019 (Commissie-de Winter), a study on LGBT labour discrimination by the Dutch government, 1945-1971 (Verwey-Jonker Instituut), and, recently, in a project on birth mothers and adoption in the Netherlands, 1956-1984 (Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Justice and Security/WODC; Verwey-Jonker Instituut).