A great instructor. Really cares about his students and is very understanding of the challenges caused by the pandemic. Each class featured discussions and a ~20min mini-lecture for the context of the reading. The discussions in class are centered on the assigned reading, but he (and a handful of students) stayed on Zoom after class to answer/ask other questions about Brazil.
Although the readings are a little time-consuming in the beginning, you learn what you can skim.
I would take any class he teaches.