The Future Is Female

The Future Is Female

“WOMEN: A Century of Change” Speaker Series

Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 5:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Center | Everist Gallery
Free Event!

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The future is female and so is this exhibition! Join us for a powerful lecture from University of South Dakota History Professor Dr. Sara Lampert on what a female future looks like, the need for it and how society as a whole will benefit because of it. Alongside the National Geographic "WOMEN: A Century of Change" exhibition, a new addition will be revealed during the event. Attendees will be the first to view several portraits of local female change-makers making a difference in South Dakota! 

This event is in conjunction with the traveling exhibition "WOMEN: A Century of Change." This significant exhibition featuring famous National Geographic photographs is open in the Visual Arts Center now through June 30, 2024.

This program is funded by a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Dr. Sara Lampert is a graduate of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where she received a B.A. in History and Art History. She went on to receive her Ph.D. and M.A. in American History from the University of Michigan. Dr. Lampert is currently the Associate Professor of History at the University of South Dakota. Her courses include U.S. history of colonial America, the early republic, women, gender and sexuality, popular culture, slavery and religion. She also teaches the introductory course for the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies minor.

Lampert’s interests are centered on 19th-century women's and gender history, celebrity studies, cultural history and the history of sexuality. Her work is found in countless publications including the Washington Post, Journal of the Early Republic, South Dakota History and many more. Dr. Lampert is recognized for her accomplishments as a recipient of several awards and honors, including:

  • Richard & Sharon Cutler Faculty Award in Liberal Arts, College of Arts & Sciences, 2022
  • Mosaic Award for Inclusive Excellence, Center for Diversity & Community, University of South Dakota, 2019
  • Nominee, Champions of Inclusive Excellence Award, President's Council on Diversity and Inclusiveness, 2018 
  • And more!