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with Amit Prakash5 months ago

This course covered the politics of culture in the process of decolonization. Amit was very knowledgeable on this topic and guided thoughtful and interesting conversations. Class consisted of a short lecture and then long discussions of the readings for the day. We read many short books by authors including Jamaica Kincaid, Fanon, and Césaire. Readings could be long (60-80 pages) but each was valuable and thought provoking. Amit was very supportive and understanding of students needs and constantly checked in with how we were doing. I would recommend taking a course with him.

This course covered the politics of culture in the process of decolonization. Amit was very knowledgeable on this topic and guided thoughtful and interesting conversations. Class consisted of a short lecture and then long discussions of the readings for the day. We read many short books by authors including Jamaica Kincaid, Fanon, an …Read more

Constant ReadingFair GradingNo Exams
5hrs / week Some difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Amit Prakash4 months ago

Professor Prakash was an amazing teacher, and I felt very supported by his teaching style. Though lecture could be a large part of this class, given the amount of content that is covered, he put a huge emphasis on discussion. The content was important, and the readings were well chosen. There were also only two papers per semester!

Chill and RelaxedFair Grading
3hrs / week Average difficulty Extremely high value Would take again