The Summersell Center for the Study of the South promotes excellence in teaching and research about the American South. Creating new and innovative research opportunities for undergraduates lies at the heart of the Center’s mission. In its work with undergraduates and graduate students, the Center strives to train students to become public intellectuals. It encourages them to create research projects in close collaboration with community partners and blends traditional historical methods with skills in social media, digital humanities, and metadata analysis.