Ryan Hurd, M.A.

RyanHurdRyan Hurd is the founder of DreamStudies.org, a website dedicated to sleep, dreams and consciousness studies.

His books include Big Dreams, Dream Like a Boss, Lucid Immersion Guidebook, and Sleep Paralysis. He is also co-editor with Kelly Bulkeley of the two volume reference collection Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives of Consciousness in Sleep.

Ryan has presented for TEDMED, Stanford University, and University of California at Berkeley, amongst others, and has published papers on sleep paralysis, lucid nightmares, and the application of dreaming for uncovering researcher bias and novelty.

He has a MA in Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University and a bachelor's degree in anthropology with a specialization in archaeology. Ryan is a current board member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and a member of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness.