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, accessible technology, measurement adaptation and knowledge translation, and 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 to improve health and well-being, employment outcomes, and self-determination, and to reduce discrimination and stigma. In the remaining three minutes of free time, Dora enjoys 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; free ebook with paperback purchase! Also available in paperback and Kindle from amazon.com, from Powell’s City of Books, or ask at your local bookstore and they can order it for you.

Dora’s short story “Heat Seeking Entities,” set in the same universe as Hoshi, appears in the neurodivergent/queer anthology Spoon Knife 3: Incursions Order direct from Autonomous Press (free ebook with paperback), from Amazon, or ask your local bookstore to order it and carry it!