Anna Beniermann studied biology with a focus on evolutionary biology (M.Sc.) and philosophy (B.A.) at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany. She currently is a PhD student at the Institute of Biology Education at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. In Giessen she teaches trainee biology teachers and is interested in primary education of evolution.
For her doctoral thesis she examined attitudes towards evolution via questionnaire-based surveys in Germany. In this context, she addresses questions of evolution acceptance related factors and operationalization.
Besides her work as educator and researcher, she works as a free journalist for the German humanist magazine “diesseits”, where she primarily writes about evolution and science related topics. Her primary research interests include attitudes towards and conceptions about evolution, philosophy of science and religion, socio-scientific issues and pseudoscience.