Natalie Boymel was born on February 1, 1944 in Philadelphia to Pauline (née Friedman) and Jules Boymel. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965 and 1967, respectively. She went on to attend Brown University, receiving her PhD in 1976. Her thesis analyzed depictions of Roman working women in second and third century reliefs from Ostia Antica. Boymel taught at the University of Rhode Island from 1969 to 1988. She taught women's studies and art history at Barnard College.
She was honored as Woman of the Year by the Association for Professional and Academic Women in 1988.
- Kampen, Natalie Boymel; Grossman, Elizabeth Greenwell (1983). Feminism and methodology: Dynamics of change in the history of art and architecture. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College, Center for Research on Women. OCLC 10593656.
- ——— (1996). Bergmann, Bettina Ann, ed. Sexuality in Ancient Art: Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Italy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-47683-6.
- ———; Molholt, Rebecca M.; Marlowe, Elizabeth (2002). What is a Man?: Changing images of masculinity in late antique art; Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, April 12 through June 17, 2002. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press. ISBN 978-0-295-98269-4.
- ——— (2009). Family Fictions in Roman Art. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-58447-0.
- Spar, Debora; Foley, Helene. "Remembering Natalie Kampen". Columbia University. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
- Kampen, Natalie Boymel (1976). Images and status of Roman working woman: Second and third century reliefs from Ostia. OCLC 65240117.
- "Obituary: Natalie Boymel Kampen". The New York Times. September 13, 2012.
- Tannen, Mary (January 1, 1995). "[ APPEARANCES ] ; Angel Hair". The New York Times.
- "At the colleges". Providence Journal. May 17, 1988.