Priya S. Nayar

Priya graduated from Adelphi University's Honors College with majors in Communications and Philosophy. 
Her concentration in the Dept of Communications was Moving Image Arts and in the Philosophy Department Priya focussed her work on Existentialism and Violence.
She has also studied at Sciences-Po Paris, City University of New York's School of Law, Freie Universitat Berlin, and Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. 
She is currently pursuing a Master degree at the New School for Public Engagement where she takes classes at Parsons and the School of Media Studies. 
Priya also rants about lifestyle and shopping in her personal blog titled Bela Chameli
For her extended CV scroll below.


Child Labor, Encyclopedia of Social Work, Oxford University Press (2013) Pending Publication

The Media Environment: Risks & Opportunities for Young People. Indian Council of Social Science Research 2013 Pending Publication

Mental Health for the Media Generation: Balancing, Coping & Riskiness: Chapter in Child & Adolescent Mental Health 2012



International liaison office of Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen 

Program Asst/Communications Officer, 2010 to Present 

Recruited to launch the North American Alumni Program as well as develop and maintain online presence. Management of a full spectrum of communications related operations. Assist Executive Director with day to day management as well as manage office database. 


Playing a key role in ensuring a successful launch of North American alumni program for FUB and LMU – Germany’s two well known universities. Structured and implemented programs, assisted with alumni events 

Managing the organization’s website re-launch including design and content 

Assisted in planning and managing annual events hosted by GUA. Negotiated with vendors to achieve optimal results.

Served as a grant writer for educational scholarships and funds 


International liaison office of D.A.V. School systems (over 700 schools and universities) based out of India. 

Director, 2009 to Present International Ambassador, 2005 to 2009 

Successfully established the liaison office for D.A.V. School systems in North America for exchange programs at middle and high schools.


Successfully registered as well as maintained start-up organization’s paperwork. Hired legal, financial and other similar staff so as to successfully launch New York office’s activities 

Executed two exchange programs between middle and high school students in America and India. 

Recruited an international advisory board which includes the former President of India and some other key political figures who are interested in educational development 

Travel frequently to India for conferences, meetings and administrative duties, represent DAV as their International Ambassador and host workshops and seminars 

Professional & Academic Development: 

 Member of International Communications Association. Associate Editor for CAMS. Student Volunteer for International Conference in Phoenix, Arizona (2012) 

 Associate Editor for the Ninth Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Granada, Spain (attachment below titled int_journal_final.pdf) (2011) Presented paper at the Ninth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in Granada, Spain. 

Served as the Vice President of Operations and Human Resources at Danconia Management, a boutique real estate and property management firm based in New York and Philadelphia (2009) 

Served as the Media Coordinator for International Institute of Beliefs and Values based in Virginia where we produced a 6 minute DVD (pitch tape) for a ten part documentary series titled “Making Sense of Beliefs and Values.” (2009) 

Completed JD Year 1 at City University of New York's School of Law, New York: Contracts, Criminal Law, Constitution Law, Torts I and II, Family and Domestic Law, Civil Procedure. Worked in the New York Family Court by being appointed student counsel (2008 to 2009) 

Managed Membership Credentials at American Group Psychotherapy Association in New York, NY (2006 to 2007) 

Served as the Director of Communications and started the Communications Department for First Health Inc based in New Jersey that runs three (and counting) medical adult day health care centers. (2006 to 2007) 

Media Coordinator for AHM Leprosy Relief Organization based in Munich, Germany managing their national and international communications (2003 to 2004) 

Certificate in Peer to Peer Counseling from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India (2003) 

New School University
 Department of Media Theory and Media Studies
Fall 2010
Spring 2011
    Media, Culture & Power in International Communications (A)
    Media Education Today (A)
    Intellectual Property in the Digital Age (A-)
Summer 2011
    Law, Culture and Politics in a Comparative Perspective
Fall 2011
    New Media Ethics (A)
    Critical Internet Culture (A)
    Understanding McLuhan (A)
    Thesis Semester 1 (P)
Spring 2012
    Producer's Craft (A)
    Research for Media Activism (I)
    Independent Study: Media Education Curriculum (P)
    Thesis Semester 2 (P)
Summer 2012
Fall 2012
    Experiments in Oral History (B+)
    Thesis Semester 3 (P)
Spring 2013 
    Research for Media Activism

Masters in Media Studies Course Requirements, etc.

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