Puja Telikicherla

Puja Telikicherla

Puja Telikicherla



1925 Ballenger Avenue, Suite 250 Alexandria VA 22314

Puja Telikicherla has over two decades of experience in scholarly publishing, with primary responsibilities in digital and print content licensing, rights management, and intellectual property. She attends the Frankfurt Book Fair, the London Book Fair, and various national publishing meetings throughout the year.

She has contributed to events offered by the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and the Association of University Presses (AUPresses), where she served as Chair of the Intellectual Property & Copyright Committee.

Puja is currently the Licensing & Subsidiary Rights Manager for American Psychiatric Association Publishing. Her extensive experience also includes working as the: 

  • Digital Publishing & Rights Manager at Georgetown University Press;
  • Intellectual Property Manager at the University of Washington Press and Georgetown University 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 D.C. area native.

  • B.S., Communications Studies, New York University
  • M.A., Media Ecology, New York University
  • Certificate, Harvard Law School, CopyrightX
  • 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
  • 2019-present: Member, Book Industry Study Group Rights Committee
  • 2018-present: Member, Program Committee, Association of University Presses
  • 2018-2019: Chair, Intellectual Property & Copyright Committee, Association of University Presses