Academic Profile

Dr Nicole Ong received her PhD in English Literature from Nanyang Technological University in 2020. Her research explores the intersection between trauma theory and narrative studies, particularly the role of literary analysis in shaping the discourse of contemporary war trauma fiction. She has taught courses in English literature, critical thinking, academic writing, and communication at NTU since 2014, before joining the LCC as a full-time lecturer in 2021.
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Dr Nicole Ong
Lecturer, School of Humanities

Holocaust Studies
Trauma Theory (survivor's guilt, sexual assault, intergenerational trauma)
Women and Trauma
Narrative form
  • Nicole Ong. "Reshaping Narratives of Recovery in Sonali Deraniyagala's "Wave"." Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, vol. 21. no. 1, 2021.

  • Leah Tan Honda & Nicole Ong. “From Words to Images: Translating Memory in The Garden of Evening Mists.” Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, vol. 20, no. 1, 2020, 112–116.

  • Nicole Ong. “The Language of Touch: Re-Thinking Silence and Trauma Restoration in Anil’s Ghost.” Philament vol. 25, no. 1, 2019, 29–52.