Dr. Philipp Budka

Research Associate (PostDoc) / Lecturer

Contact Details

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna
InfraNorth ERC Project
Schottengasse 10, 1010 Vienna

E-Mail: philipp.budka@univie.ac.at
Website: https://www.philbu.net/
Blog: https://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 & Digital Ethnography (Digital Culture & Politics; Internet Histories)
  • Anthropology of Media (Indigenous Media; Media Activism; Mediation of Conflict; Media, Rituals & Performativity)
  • Anthropology of Technology & Infrastructure (Technology Appropriation; Socio-Technical Change; Digital & Transport Infrastructures; Technology-Enhanced Learning)
  • Visual Anthropology (Visual Culture & Communication; Digital Visuality)
  • Anthropology of Globalization (Transnationalism; Ethnicity & Nationalism in Global Context)
  • North America

Short Biography

Philipp Budka is research associate and lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna. He leads the North American study region in the ERC Advanced Grant Project "InfraNorth - Building Arctic Futures" (PI Peter Schweitzer) and explores transport infrastructures in Arctic Canada. He is a member of the research group Visual Studies in the Social Sciences at the University of Vienna and established the Digital Ethnography Initiative at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology together with Suzana Jovicic and Monika Palmberger. Budka is a founding member 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.

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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