Born in Minneapolis, Schulz first published Li’l Folks, the predecessor to Peanuts, in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Yuan holds a PhD in English from the University of Minnesota (2019). She is the author of “‘Asian Pride Porn’: Neoliberal Multiculturalism and the Narrative of Asian Racial Uplift in Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy,” forthcoming in the MELUS Journal in 2020, and a contributor to the forthcoming Asian American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students (Greenwood, 2020). She is currently working on a book project based on her dissertation, “Capitalizing Race: Diasporic Narratives and Global Asia.”
In 1937, Parks was waiting tables on a train when he came across images of Depression-era migrant workers taken by Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographers. He was inspired to buy a camera at a pawn shop and became a self-taught photographer.