Aaron Robertson ’17 was named one of the thirty-two 2017 Rhodes Scholarship recipients selected from a pool of 2500 applicants in an announcement released by the Rhodes Trust.

With the scholarship, Robertson will pursue an M.Phil. in Modern Languages at Oxford University.

Robertson was a senior columnist for the Daily Princetonian.

Hailing from Redford, Michigan, Robertson is current pursuing a concentration in Italian and a certificate in African American Studies. According to the Rhodes Trust press release, Aaron’s research centers around “transnationalism and linguistic exchange in Afro-Italian literature”. The release further notes that Robertson is particularly interested in issues of authenticity, translation, and self-representation in contemporary Afro-Italian biographies.

Robertson currently serves as the co-editor-in-chief of the Nassau Literary Review. He has also written for the Detroit Metro Times.

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