Entering the doctoral program at Columbia in 2012, Rex Barnes' interests center broadly on late medieval and early modern religious cultures of western Europe. His research examines demonological writings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and the ways in which these both complemented and confounded intellectual developments orbiting the Protestant Reformation. He has earned his B.A. in political science (2010) and M.A. in Jewish and Christian religious studies from Concordia University in Montreal, QC (2012). Rex was also awarded a doctoral fellowship upon entry to Columbia from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2012-2016). He is currently finishing his dissertation, entitled "Haunting Matters: Demonic Infestations in Northern Europe, 1400-1600," under the direction of Professor Euan Cameron.