Professor Livny is a little unclear at times but it didn't really effect my enjoyment of the class because I was looking for a relaxed, easy class, which it definitely was. Basically no homework, just readings before each class.
Professor Livny is a proud Israeli and is excited to engage in deep, meaningful discussions in class. I think that her pride for her country may have rubbed some people the wrong way, but I think she provides a very different and important perspective that we do not get enough of at Middlebury.
Livny was an amazing teacher! She was really kind and thoughtful and did a great job facilitating group discussions. Material was niche, but super interesting, and she did a great job connecting the topics to personal experiences and parallels in the U.S.