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Adela Muñoz Páez in conversation with Patricia del Río


Arequipa 2022, 

Adela Muñoz Páez (Spain) is one of the most brilliant essayists writing today. A professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Seville University, her other great passion is women scientists. She is the creator of Científicas: Pasado, Presente y Futuro, a series of dramatic representations aimed at school children aged between 8 and 14. As a part of her constant concern for vindicating the role of women in society, Muñoz presents her most recent book, Brujas, an essay that explores the process by which women were made into scapegoats in an extraordinarily misogynous society. Although there were no witches’ Sabbaths or flying on broomsticks, there was suffering and death on bonfires all over early modern Europe. In conversation with the RPP journalist Patricia del Río.