Ana Lee

Jan 2021

Professor Lee is the best professor I've had at Columbia. She is incredibly kind, caring of our learning, and understanding. She is excellent at explaining the relevancy of outdated and boring texts to show us how they connect to issues today (systemic racism, colonialism, globalization). She gives a ton of feedback constantly and is always available to meet to give mentoring and feedback. My writing improved immensely. I took three classes with her. Half of my CC class went on to take her Global Core class so about 50% of us took three classes with her! That is how much we love her. She includes media and film clips and shows how to approach texts thru multiple lenses. She also organized field trips and took us to see To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. She took us on a class trip to the Burke Library to look at Bibles and Qu'rans from centuries ago, and she organized an optional film screening. Those additional touches were unforgettable. At the end of the semester, she took us to a class meal at a BBQ restaurant. Her teaching is holistic, and I cannot recommend her enough. I wish I could take all my subjects with Professor Lee.

Jan 2021

Honestly horrible. She and this class were wayyyyyyyyyyy to woke for me. Kinda uncomfortable. I had no clue what was being said at all half the time. But if you feed into the nonsense and pretend well enough you will do just fine. But like omg what is this class LOL

Apr 2020

The sweetest human being. Incorporates tons of sources from POC to supplement the bias of the core. Grades based on completion because she doesn't want to contribute to stress culture (i.e. guaranteed A). Gives lots of feedback and has been incredibly accommodating during COVID-19.