- 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 www.homespun.si.edu; http://www.facebook.com/
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.