Wallace Zane is a writer and producer. An anthropologist, he teaches at California State University, Northridge; Santa Monica College; and Art Center College of Design. For his Ph.D. dissertation, he conducted long-term fieldwork on an unusual Afro-Caribbean religion, the "Converted," who live on the small Caribbean island of St. Vincent. The discoveries about their altered states of consciousness were published by Oxford University Press as Journeys to the Spiritual Lands: the Natural History of a West Indian Religion. His other major studies are "Surfers of Southern California," an ethnography of California surfers and their relation to the national media; and "The Process of Identity in an Art Community," an ethnography of rich and famous artists in Los Angeles. His most recent fieldwork studied the culture of deceit amongst taxicab drivers in Los Angeles.