Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

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 (

CREM Committee Meeting at 2019 Conference in Jackson, MS

Registration Scholarships

The Mid-South Sociological Association and the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities are pleased to announce the availability of registration scholarships for support in attending the 2020 virtual annual meeting October 14-17. These scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Each scholarship recipient will be offered up to the cost of registration to defray expenses associated with participation in the MSSA meeting.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must be:

  • A faculty member, graduate student, or undergraduate student from/attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS), Tribal College or University (TCU), or Native American serving, non-tribal institution; or a faculty member or graduate student that identifies as a member of an ethnic or racial minority group that is currently employed at any college or university located in the Mid-South region.
  • An active participant of the annual meeting: presenting a paper, poster, or participating in an invited panel
  • A member of the Mid-South Sociological Association at the time of the award.

Registration Scholarship Deadline: 09/15/20

Application Form


2019 CREM Conference Travel Scholarship Recipients
Emerald Jones
Graduate Student Department of Sociology Howard University

Makeela J. Wells, PhD
Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Criminal Justice Concentration Department of Sociology & Political Science Tennessee Tech


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

Call for Announcements: forthcoming

Nuances (Current Issue)

Nuances (Prior Issues)

Contact MSSA:
Jessica Abbott, President