Department Chair:
Daphne John, Chair

Administrative Assistant:
Judi Davidson

Department Email:

Phone: 440 7758370
Fax: 440 7758644

King 305
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074-1095

Pawan Dhingra (On Leave 2012-2013)

Pawan Dhingra  (On Leave 2012-2013)

Associate Professor (2003)
Courtesy Appointment/Comparative American Studies
Member of the Comparative American Studies Committee
GSFS Advisor

Pawan Dhingra  (On Leave 2012-2013)

Pawan Dhingra

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College, 1994
  • Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1997
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 2002

Pawan Dhingra is currently Museum Curator at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. He heads a new, major initiative, entitled, HomeSpun: Smithsonian Indian American Heritage Project. For more information, please visit;

Pawan Dhingra's latest book, Life Behind the Lobby: Indian American Motel Owners and the American Dream, is forthcoming in April 2012 from Stanford University Press.

He also is co-authoring a textbook, entitled, The Sociology of Asian Americans, for Polity Press.