Puja Telikicherla

Puja Telikicherla
Digital Publishing & Rights Manager, Georgetown University Press; Professor, Masters of Professional Studies in Publishing.
1925 Ballenger Avenue
Suite 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Intellectual Property and Copyright
  • University Press and scholarly publishing
  • International licensing, co-publications, and foreign rights
  • Publishing contracts and licensing agreements
  • Digital publishing, ebooks, and digital metadata
  • Frankfurt Book Fair
  • Royalties

Puja Telikicherla has worked in scholarly books for over 15 years and is a publishing professional with primary responsibilities in rights, Intellectual Property, and content licensing. She routinely attends the Frankfurt and London Book Fairs on behalf of Georgetown University Press.

Puja contributes to events and webinars offered by the Association of American Publishers, Washington Book Publishers, and the Association of University Presses, where she is currently the Chair of the Intellectual Property and Copyright Committee.

She has previously worked as Intellectual Property Manager at the University of Washington Press, Editorial Assistant at Dorling Kindersley/Penguin, and Rights Manager at both NYU Press and the Brookings Institution Press. She holds two degrees from NYU and is a Washington D.C. area native.


  • B.S., Communications Studies, New York University
  • M.A., Media Ecology, New York University


  • 2018-2019: Chair, Intellectual Property and Copyright Committee, Association of University Presses

Classes Taught

  • Editorial, Rights, and Permissions