Dr. Philipp Budka


Contact Details

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna
NIG, 4th floor

E-Mail: philipp.budka@univie.ac.at
Website: www.philbu.net
Blog: http://www.philbu.net/blog/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/philbu

Office Hours

On appointment via e-mail



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Research Areas & Interests

  • Digital Anthropology and Digital Ethnography (Digital Culture, Politics & Activism; Internet Histories)
  • Anthropology of Media (Indigenous Media; Media Activism; Mediation of Conflict; Media, Rituals & Performativity)
  • Anthropology of Technology & Infrastructure (Technologies as Material Culture; Digital & Transport Infrastructures; Technology-Enhanced Learning)
  • Science and Technology Studies (Socio-Technical Change; Technology Appropriation)
  • Visual Anthropology (Visual Culture & Communication; Digital Visuality)
  • Anthropology of Globalization (Transnationalism; Ethnicity & Nationalism in Global Context)

Short Biography

Philipp Budka is a lecturer at the University of Vienna (Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology) and in the MA-Program "Visual and Media Anthropology" at the Free University Berlin. He is a member of the research group "Visual Studies in the Social Sciences" at the University of Vienna and co-convenor of the Media Anthropology Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. 

Budka studied Social and Cultural Anthropology as well as Communication at the University of Vienna (MA / Mag.phil. 2003) and Utrecht University. Between 2003 and 2013, he coordinated several projects – mainly in the field of digital learning and teaching – at the Austrian Latin America Institute and the University of Vienna. He finished his doctoral studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna in 2017 with a thesis about the indigenization of the internet in Northwestern Ontario, Canada (Indigenizing the Internet: Socio-technical Change, Technology Appropriation and Digital Practices in Remote First Nation Communities in Northwestern Ontario, Canada). Currently, he is working on projects on socio-technical relations and ethnographic research in the digital age. 

Budka is the editor of Theorising Media and Conflict (with B. Bräuchler, 2020, Anthropology of Media Series, Berghahn Books) and Ritualisierung - Mediatisierung - Performance (with M. Luger & F. Graf, 2019, V&R Unipress/Vienna University Press).

Selected Publications

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