Dr. Ann-Marie Lauralin Simmonds

Dr. Ann-Marie Lauralin Simmonds

Assistant Professor - General Education and Foundation Program

A native of the Caribbean island of Antigua and although she hasn’t resided in the Caribbean for over two decades, it remains for her – home.


Prior to joining Rabdan Academy, she was a professor at a university in Dubai and prior to that, a visiting professor at a small Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the United States.


Her primary research area is Caribbean music, gender and identity.

Secondarily, she has presented at numerous academic conferences on the subject of Second Language Writing. She has also conducted workshops on Academic Writing.

Currently she is employed in the General Education program at Rabdan as an Assistant Professor.

  • PhD – English Language and Linguistics           Purdue University
  • Graduate Certificate in ESL                                 Purdue University
  • MA in English                                                        Texas Tech University
  • BA in English Literature                                      Northern Caribbean Literature
  • English as a Second Language
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • English Linguistics
  • English Literature
  • Caribbean music, specifically the genres of soca and calypso
  • Gender performance and identity
  • Literature in the teaching of ESL
  • Second language writing

Ann-Marie Simmonds. “The Complexities of Carnival Identities in Earl Lovelace’s The Dragon Can’t Dance.” Cankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 13.1 (June 2019): 39-50.


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