Rex is originally from northeastern Nebraska—indeed a Husker football fan—but spent years abroad in Europe, including one year at Ruprecht-Karls Universität in Heidelberg, Germany. Upon returning to North America, he completed his undergraduate degree in political philosophy at Concordia University in Quebec, Canada with a 4.2 GPA (with Great Distinction). During his Master’s research in the History and Philosophy of Religion in Montreal, Rex received two of the most prestigious awards from the Quebec and Canadian governments (FQRSC and SSHRC fellowships) for his analysis of female German mysticism. Fluent in both German and French, Rex is now a doctoral student at Columbia University studying medieval and early modern European religious history.
Rex has worked as a teaching fellow, research assistant, and instructor in various capacities. He has guest lectured at NYU and Columbia University on premodern history and tutored college students in introductory German and Latin. In addition, he worked for one year in Krakow, Poland teaching English as a second language. His core strengths include history, cultural studies, and German, French and Latin languages.
In his free time, Rex is an avid comic book fan and musician, with a new Cavalier King Charles puppy named Bowie, who constantly demands his attention.