Randi Flaherty

  • Head of Special Collections

Randi Flaherty is a special collections librarian, working in the UVA Law Special Collections to promote and support research in the Library’s archival, rare book and digital collections. She received her Ph.D. in history from UVA in 2014 with a focus on the politics and global geography of trade in the early American republic. She has served as a fellow in digital humanities at the UVA Law Library and at the UVA Scholars’ Lab, and in 2016-17 served as a Kundrun Postdoctoral Fellow at Monticello’s Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies.  She is completing a book, "Maritime Frontier: Early American Merchants and the Commercial Republic, 1760-1830."

  • Ph.D.
    University of Virginia
  • M.A.
    University of Virginia
  • B.A.
    Williams College

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