Workshops are organized around various sub-fields and methods. Each workshop is participated by faculty and graduate students with inclusive accommodations to build intellectual communities. Prominent outside speakers throughout the U.S. and the world are regular attractions. The workshops provide graduate students with opportunities to present their in-progress work, honing their presenting skills and gaining valuable constructive feedback from faculty and other students. They also help students learn to critique others' work and become an active participant in scholarly discourse. Workshops are frequently attended and supported by many other departments and programs which maximize interdisciplinary collaboration. The sociology workshops are key contributors to the rich and challenging academic environment that our department is dedicated to cultivating.