Trish Loughran is an associate professor of English and history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches courses on early American literature, politics, and culture. Her research explores the links between art, history, communications technology, and politics from the early Enlightenment to the present, with a special emphasis on material and visual culture. Her first book, The Republic in Print: Print Culture in the Age of U.S. Nation-Building, 1770-1870 (2007) won the Oscar Kenshur Book Prize in Eighteenth-Century Studies.
- Alexander Gardner, the Civil War, and the National Real: Visual Culture in the 1860s
- Franklin's Fins: Bodies, Travel, and Print in the Long Eighteenth Century
- From Nation to Empire to Multitude: Hardt, Negri, and History in Our Time
- Print Culture: The Factory of Fragments
- Swimming with Sharks: Six Problems with the Atlantic World Model
- Twittering in the Past Tense: Social Technologies of the 1850s