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Queen's University Belfast
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Ireland, Northern Ireland, 'The Troubles', Gender History, Sexuality Studies, Roger Casement, Easter Rising, Women's Writing, Girlhood, Love & Marriage, Queer History, Postcolonial Studies, Atlantic Studies, Diaspora & Migration
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About Me

Dr. Alison Garden is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast, working on ‘mixed marriage’, or love across the divide, across Ireland from 1801 to the present. From 2018-2020 Alison Garden was a Marie Curie Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast; before this, she was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2018) and a Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2016) at University College Dublin.

Alison is a literary critic and cultural historian, fascinated by how national narratives intersect with the intimate, everyday realities of people’s lives and the stories we tell about this. Her first book, The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016, was published by Liverpool University Press in 2020. She has published widely on modern and contemporary literature and culture, with a particular focus on Ireland. She has written for Aeon, Al Jazeera, the Irish Times, the Guardian and RTÉ, as well as working with the BBC to produce a series based on her research, creating four programmes about novels of love and danger in Northern Ireland.

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Media Coverage
Country Focus
Ireland, Northern Ireland
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, Ireland, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Colonialism, Family, Gender, Literary History, Migration & Immigration, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women