Meggan Cashwell

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Legal History

Meggan Farish Cashwell is a postdoctoral research associate in legal history for UVA Law Special Collections. She is researching the library’s forthcoming edited history of legal education at the Law School. Cashwell received her Ph.D. in history from Duke University in 2019 with an emphasis on legal culture, violence and community formation in the early American republic. Before coming to UVA, she worked as a researcher, archivist and exhibit curator.

Cashwell’s career includes projects at institutions such as the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Museum of Durham History, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina, and the Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies.

  • Ph.D.
    Duke University
  • M.A.
    Duke University
  • B.A.
    Coastal Carolina University

Co-author with Roy Talbert Jr., The Antipedo Baptists of Georgetown County, South Carolina, 1710-2010. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014.

Co-editor with Roy Talbert Jr., The Journal of Peter Horry, South Carolinian: Recording the New Republic, 1812-1814. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2012.