Alumni Authors


Jasmine Brown

As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of

Our February 2023 book is TWICE AS HARD: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, From the Civil War
to the 21st Century.

by Jasmine Brown (Hertford College, 2018).

 Jasmine Brown began writing TWICE AS HARD when she was twenty-two. A 2018 recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, she used her time at the University of Oxford to complete the in-depth research and oral histories synthesized in this book. In the spring of 2020, she graduated from Oxford with Merit, earning an M.Phil. in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. That fall, she began medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Brown leverages her connection to her topic to create a work that is both immensely well-researched and personal.
Brown has been involved in advocacy work for many years. While in college, at Washington University in St. Louis, she founded the Minority Association of Rising Scientists and served as its president, working to provide minority students with resources to get involved in research as well as a community to support them along the way. It was her childhood dream to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities in science and medicine. Through her debut book and outreach efforts, she plans to do just that. 

You can purchase TWICE AS HARD: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians,
from the Civil War to the 21st Century here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
A high-quality headshot
A short bio
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Please visit our archive page to look back at previous Alumni Authors


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