Speaker Profile:

Dr Alison Garden

UKRI Future Leaders Fellow - Queen's University Belfast

Alison is currently a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast, where she was previously a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (2018-2020). Prior to this, Alison was a Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2015-2016) and an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2018) at University College Dublin. Her criticism, essays, reviews and interviews have been published in Textual Practice, Contemporary Women’s Writing, Al Jazeera, The Irish Times, the Guardian, RTÉ and elsewhere.

She recently produced a series of short programmes for the BBC exploring four novels of love and danger written during the Northern Ireland conflict. Her first book, The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016, was published by Liverpool University Press in June 2020.

Alison is passionate about supporting ECRs and demystifying the postdoc experience, and you can find her guides to various postdoc schemes on her website here. In July 2021, she hosted #ECRday2021, a day of online talks exploring academic opportunities after the PhD. You can follow Alison on Twitter at @NotSecretGarden.