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Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshops (RIWs) are designed to encourage the exchange of ideas and collaboration among students and faculty who share intellectual interests but come from different academic affiliations. Additionally, RIWs are designed to help advanced doctoral students form working groups that support the development of research projects and dissertation-writing. The active workshops for the 2018-19 academic year are listed below with links to their unique websites.

List of Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshops
Workshop Name
Alamanya: Transnational German Studies
American History Workshop
American Institutions Group
American Studies Consortium
ArtEco (Art and the Environment)
Assocation of Multicultural Scientists (AMS) - Workshops and Retreat
Biophysics Interdisciplinary Workshops
Black Girlhood Commons
Black Research Roundtable
"Build-A-Research” Learning to communicate and share
Carceral Studies
Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar
Central Concepts in Contemporary Theory
Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup
Complex Systems Advanced Academic Workshop (CSAAW)
Conflict and Peace, Research and Development
Critical Contemporary Studies
Critical Ethnic and Asian Pacific Islander American Studies
Critical Intersectionality
Data Analysis Networking Group (DANG)
Decolonization, De-Imperialization, and De-Cold War as Methods
Decolonizing Pedagogies
Detroit School
Disability Studies
Doing Queer Studies Now
Early Modern Colloquium
Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Interdisciplinary Workshop
Engaging Scientists in Policy and Advocacy (ESPA)
Environmental History Interest Group
Envisioning Real Utopias
Eurasia Collective
European History
Exploring Historical Legacies and Memory
Fair Users: Free Speech in Action
Forum on Research in Medieval Studies
Global Education Discussion Group
Global Postcolonialisms Collective
Graduate Student Seminar Series on Data Science
H2D2 - Health, History, Demography, and Development
Higher Education Applied Research (HEAR) Workshop
Information and Communication Technologies and Development
Interdisciplinary Science and Policy Initiative for Research Engagement - InSPIRE
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Social Science Methodology
Interdisciplinary Working Group on Innovation in Survey Methodology
Interdisciplinary Workshop in American Politics (IWAP)
Interdisciplinary Workshop in Comparative Politics
Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar
JSIC Japanese Studies Interdisciplinary Colloquium
Language and Rhetorical Studies Group
Latina/o Studies Workshop
Law and Society
Literary Translation
LSI Grads - The Future of Science
Marxisms Collective
Media Studies Research Workshop
MESWN - Michigan Earth Science Women’s Network
Michigan Interactive and Social Computing Group (MISC)
Michigan University-Wide Sustainability and Environment (MUSE) Workshop
Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences
Migration & Displacement Interdisciplinary Workshop
Mind & Moral Psychology Working Group (MMP)
Modernist Studies Workshop
Multidisciplinary Wkshop for Armenian Studies (MWAS)
Native American Indigenous Studies Interest Group
Neural Networks Interdisciplinary Workshop
New Work in Buddhist Studies
Palestine and Israel: Destabilizing Discourses
Persianate Studies Workshop
Planning and Architecture Research Group (P+ARG)
Poetry and Poetics
Political Communication Working Group
Political Economy Workshop
Psychedelic Neuroscience & Therapy
Public Scholarship
Race, Gender, and Feminist Philosophy Working Group
Religion in the Early Modern Atlantic
Roman Republic Reading Group
Rural America
Science And Technology
Teaching & Learning in the Humanities
The Circulo Micaela Bastidas Phuyuqawa
The Designers of Interactive, Intelligent, Internet of Things (DoIIIT)
The Nineteenth Century Forum
Topics in Classical Intersectionalities
Transdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Racism & Health Inequalities (RacismLab)
Transnational Comics Studies Workshop
Transnational Gender and Sexuality Studies
U-M Data Visualization Workshop
Understanding media in Chinese studies
University of Michigan Ancient Philosophy Working Group
Visual Culture Workshop
WIDTH - Workshop for Integrating and Discussing Topics in Healthcare
Women of Color and the Academy
Workshop for Behavioral and Experimental Economics

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