Raymond DeLuca earned his B.A. in Russian and history from Haverford College in 2014. As an undergraduate, he studied abroad in St. Petersburg, where he interred at the Hermitage Museum, and won a research grant to the Czech Republic. His capstone project examined Prague’s interwar Russian émigré community as a point of departure from which to explore the relationship between the classification, identity, and perception of migratory peoples
After graduation, Raymond received a Fulbright Scholarship, through which he spent an academic year teaching English at the Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad, Russia. He has since enrolled in an M.A. program at Middlebury College, where he is writing a Master’s thesis on the use of sound in Tarkovsky’s films. In 2016, Raymond began his studies at Harvard. His research interests include Russian and American literary comparisons, silent films, short story theory and writers, and post-war Soviet cinema.