Biography

Academic qualifications

  • 1985 Dr. rer. nat., Philipps-Universität Marburg: Die Trilobiten der nasutus-Zone in Nehden und Rüthen (Sauerland)
  • 1999 Dr. phil., Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Universität Hanover: Götter, Mütter, Ahnenkult. Religionsentwicklung in der Jungsteinzeit
  • 2002 Habilitation, Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Universität Hanover:
    Die Evolution der Religionen
  • 2006 Professor of Religious Studies

Academic career

  • 2000 Lectorate at the Internationale Frauenuniversität ifu
  • 1989 – 2007 Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Universität Hanover
  • 2007 – 2011 Universität Bielefeld
  • 2009 – 2011 Dean of the Theology Department,
    Universität Bielefeld
  • Since 2011 Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Universität Hanover

Main research areas

  • Origins of religion
  • Contemporary Islam
  • Philosophy of science and methodology
  • Religiousness and health
  • Influence of religions on medical practices, from antiquity to modern times

Research abroad

  • 1986 – 1989 Eastern Africa
  • 2010 – 2011 Southern Africa
  • 2011 – 2016 Israel and Near/Middle East

United Nations of Religion

Ina Wunn is the initiator of the United Nations of Religion, a consortium of high-ranking religious dignitaries.

“Our world has become increasingly aware of the inextricable place of Religion in global affairs and in particular in conflicts, where all too often the role of religion is abused. This has made it all the more imperative that the leading religious figures from the different faiths come together to advance the role of religion as a force for peace and reconciliation.”