Born in Roslyn, NY, Professor Kolbrener  went to Columbia College as an undergraduate, University College Oxford, and then Columbia University for his PhD.  He is currently professor of English Literature at Bar Ilan University in Israel. He has written books on John Milton, Mary Astell and Joseph Soloveitchik. and he’s currently working on a book “Melancholy Aesthetics – from Milton to Addison.”

Currently he is writing a book on reading – and the failures of liberal education on right and left.  This parallels his work on antisemitism. His next book will focus on Israel and antisemitism – again in relation to current educational models.