In August 2020, Alison Garden was awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to explore ‘mixed marriage’, or love across the divide, across Ireland from 1801 to the present at Queen’s University Belfast. 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) and at University College Dublin.
Alison’s 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 also written for 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.