Dr Nicola Rollock was an invited judge for the Comparative & International Education Society's African Diaspora Special Interest Group’s Inaugural Emerging Scholars' Award. Successful scholars are those who can demonstrate excellence and are able to show or have the potential to impact positively on lives across the African Diaspora. Dr Rollock joins an esteemed panel of reviewers including colleagues from Ohio State University, Teachers' College Columbia and Northwestern. Awards will be presented at the CIES Annual Conference in Atlanta in March 2017.