Student, Scholar, Writer
My name is Christian Precise, known colloquially as Chris. I am a Black nonbinary college student hailing from Philadelphia, PA with a major in Black Diasporic Studies, and consider myself a scholar-writer-activist in the making.
Image: Full-body photo of Chris standing in front of Château Chantilly near the town of Chantilly in Oise Department, France (February 2019). Chris wears a black coat, a grey scarf and a surprised expression as they pose with arms spread wide for the image.
What I Study
I am pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Black Diasporic Studies, with a French and Francophone Studies Minor. This major is specially crafted and draws upon the various disciplines of Black Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, History and Political Science to study African-descended diasporas across the globe.
My studies are informed by theories of racial identity formation, Black Feminism and intersectionality, and post- and neo-colonialism. I am particularly interested in racial formation and identity formation processes in different parts of the African diaspora.
What I Write
My personal writing interests lie in narrative and creative nonfiction, prose and poetry. Currently, my pieces rest tucked away in tattered Moleskine journals, but I aspire to soon share more of myself with the world. I enjoy reading narrative nonfiction, memoirs and academic theory.
I am currently drafting a creative nonfiction memoir, influenced by my academic studies to share experiences that may be reflected in others who share facets of identity with myself.
Giverny, a reflection on self and being through Impressionism. July 2020, Silver Birch Press.
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"Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition." James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room