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Dora Raymaker, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at Portland State University’s Regional Research Institute for Human Services in the School of Social Work, Co-director of the Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE), and the associate editor of the journal “Autism in Adulthood.” Dr. Raymaker’s research interests broadly include community-engaged practice, systems thinking, measurement, and the dynamics at the intersection of science, society, and public policy. In application, Dr. Raymaker conducts intervention and services research in collaboration with disability and mental health communities, primarily to improve employment outcomes, increase self-determination, and reduce discrimination and stigma. In the remaining three minutes of free time, they enjoy writing fiction and making multimedia art.

Dora is the author of the science fiction mystery novel Hoshi and the Red City Circuit. Paperback and ebook available from autpress.com, amazon.comPowell’s City of Books, or ask at your local bookstore and they can order it for you.

Dora has stories in the Spoon Knife neurodivergent/queer anthologies:

  • Short story “Heat Seeking Entities,” set in the same universe as Hoshi in Spoon Knife 3: Incursions  Autonomous Press, Amazon, or ask your local bookstore
  • Mathpunk novella “Hearts and Tails,” set in an alternate 1991 in Spoon Knife 4: A Neurodivergent Guide to Spacetime  Autonomous Press, Amazon, or ask your local bookstore

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