Ina Wunn

(Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. phil. habil.) studied Biology and Geology at Philipps-University of Marburg and received her doctorate degree in Palaeontology (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1985. After a three-year stay in Africa she returned to university to study Religious Studies and Philosophy and to do a doctoral degree in Religious Studies in 1999. In 2002, she received her postdoctoral lecture qualification (venia legendi) in Religious Studies from University of Hanover and has been Professor for Religious Studies at the Universities of Bielefeld respectively Hanover since 2007. In her research Prof. Wunn focuses on theory of science, especially scientific approaches in the humanities, as well as theories of the origin of religion and prehistoric religion.

She has written extensively on subjects relating to these topics, inter alia Ancestors, Territoriality, and Gods. A Natural History of Religion (together with Davina Grojnowski), Springer 2016, Goetter, Gene, Genesis – die Biologie der Religionsentstehung (together with Patrick Urban and Constantin Klein), Springer, 2015, Religionen in vorgeschichtlicher Zeit, Kohlhammer, 2005, and Ethology of Religion, in: The Encyclopedia of Religion, Second Edition, 2005.