Academic Profile

Kristina Marie Tom is a senior lecturer at NTU’s Language and Communication Centre and coordinates leadership communication training for NTU's Student Leadership Development Programme. She holds a BA and MA in English from Stanford University, and has a particular passion for teaching public speaking and writing. A former book critic and journalist for The Straits Times, Kristina has published poetry, fiction and criticism. She is a recipient of an NAC Creation Grant for her novel Turtle Mountain, an EdeX Grant for research on student-faculty partnership in curriculum design, and ​an MOE AcRF Tier 1 grant on the linguistic landscapes of Singapore's Chinatown. She also serves as Faculty-in-Residence at Tamarind Hall.
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Ms Kristina Marie Tom
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities

Student-faculty partnership in curriculum design

Creative writing

Literary criticism
  • What’s in a sign?: Typopgraphy in repurposed traditional architecture and its role in Singapore’s multicultural linguistic landscape
  • Kathpalia, S., See, E.K., & Tom, K.M. A blended scientific communication course for undergraduate students: A case study. ESP Today, Vol. 8 Issue 2, Dec 2020.

  • Kristina Marie Tom, Christopher John Hill, Steven Robert Adam. (2019, December). Student-Faculty Partnership. Paper presented at 20th English in Southeast Asia Conference, Raffles Town Club.

  • Tom, Kristina, “Excerpt from Turtle Mountain”, Podium Literary Journal, Vol. 1 No. 15, Dec. 2016.

  • Tom, Kristina, “So Far, So Good”, Ceriph, Issue 5, 2012. “Honorable Mention” in Best New Singaporean Short Stories (2011/12), edited by Jason Erik Lundberg.

  • Tom, Kristina, “Singular Voice, Plural Tongues”, review of Tumasik: Contemporary Writing from Singapore edited by Alvin Pang, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Vol. 9 No. 1, Jan. 2010.

  • Tom, Kristina, “Parallax”, How2, Vol. 2 Issue 3, Spring 2005.