Dr.Ashwitha Antony- D'Souza

Assistant Professor of English Coordinator, ENG 300

Tel #: +97125015708


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Pune, India2009
  • M.Phil, English. Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry2005
  • MA, English Language and Comparative Literature, Pondicherry Central University 2004

Mini Bio

She received her PhD in English from University of Pune, India and her specialization is in linguistics. She holds an M.A and an M.Phil. Degree in English from Pondicherry Central University, India. Her teaching interests are in technical communication, pragmatics, phonetics and literature. She has over 8 years of teaching experience in India and in the UAE. Her research interests are in general education and sociolinguistics.


  • Communication skills training
  • Linguistics- Pragmatics  and Phonetics
  • Comparative literature 

Research Interests

  • General Education 
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Comparative literature


  • Assistant Professor, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2009 - Present
  • English Language and Communication Skills Trainer, Global Sutherland, India 2007
  • English Lecturer, Sidi Sadan Nursing College, India 2007
  • English Language and Communication Skills Trainer, NIIT Limited, India 2006
  • English Lecturer,  Cochin College, India 2005 - 2006

Research Papers

  • Ashwitha, A.The narrative style in Lydia Davis’s short stories: A represented discourse perspective ( In progress)
  • Ashwitha, A., & Jaya, K. (2015). Environmental Sustainability and General Education in the UAE. Global Journal for Research Analysis, 30-33.
  • Paper on “Understanding Politeness in the Indian Way” published in conference proceedings at the Asian Conference on Language Learning, (ACLL), IAFOR, Japan,2013

Membership of Scientific & Professional Societies

  • Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics ( CAAL) ,Canada
  • The British Association for Applied Linguistics( BAAL), UK