Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities


CREM Committee Meeting at 2019 Conference in Jackson, MS

MSSA is committed to increasing the presence of and fostering the success of faculty and students of color. Through the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities (CREM) students and faculty can access applications to assist in travel funding to present their work at upcoming MSSA annual meetings. The CREM also publishes an official newsletter, Nuances, which includes information for students and faculty as well as award recipient recognition, call for papers, and announcements from committee members.

Committee Chair: Melencia Johnson (

2020 Registration Scholarship
With our transition to a digital format for our 2020 conference, we have replaced our regular Travel Scholarship with a Registration Scholarship.

2020 Registration Scholarship Recipients

Dresden Lackey
Graduate Student
Georgia State University
Saman Nazir
Faculty Member
Pakistan Institute
of Development Economics,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Jasmine Gibbs
Undergraduate Student
North Carolina Agricultural
and Technical State University
Shannell Thomas
Graduate Student
Howard University
Debadatta Chakraborty
Graduate Student
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Anas Askar
Graduate Student
Howard University

Nuances: The Newsletter of the MSSA Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Nuances (Current Issue)
Nuances Fall 2020

Nuances (Prior Issues)
Fall 2019 Edition
Fall 2018 Edition
2005-06 Fall-Winter Edition

Contact MSSA:
Tina Hebert Deshotels, President