Tony Kail is a cultural anthropologist, ethnographer and writer. Kail has been involved in research of religious cultures for more than twenty-five years. His work has taken him from Voodoo ceremonies in New Orleans to Spirit churches in East Africa. He is a cultural consultant for local, state and federal medical and public safety agencies on issues related to cultural diversity, religious culture and transcultural communication. He has lectured at more than one hundred universities, hospitals and public safety agencies throughout the United States. Kail was raised in Memphis Tennessee.