TAKE HER CLASS. Easy is an understatement. I am confident saying that there is no better professor to teach this course. If you are looking for a class that you look forward to, that is an easy A, and also a class you will enjoy and learn a lot in, this is the class.
She struck the perfect balance between providing historical context and guiding the conversation while simultaneously allowing natural discussions between students. Her approach to the course wasn't one of overworking students and promoting a monolithic narrative about any specific text. Rather, she lightened the workload when it allowed us to dive deeper into areas and works that were more useful to study in-depth, instead of reading more but less critically. She made sure everyone felt comfortable in class and actively went out of her way to ensure every student had access to resources and that each person felt engaged with the discussion. Her excitement to delve into the works was palpably authentic. Easily one of the most intelligent, most kind, and most effective professors at Columbia.