Philipp Budka


This website is produced by Philipp Budka, a social and cultural anthropologist from Vienna, Austria, and provides information about his work, publications, projects and university courses.

Philipp is a lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna. He is also teaching in the MA Program Visual and Media Anthropology at Free University Berlin / HMKW Berlin. He has a PhD (Dr.phil.) degree in social and cultural anthropology and an MA (Mag.phil.) degree in social and cultural anthropology and communication studies from the University of Vienna.

Philipp is interested in (digital) media and technologies, infrastructure and material culture, visual culture and communication, activism and politics, internet histories, transnationalism and globalization, ethnicity and (neo)nationalism, fieldwork and ethnography, sport and football (fan) culture. As a sociocultural anthropologist, he has been doing fieldwork in Canada, Austria and several internet environments. He has been publishing and presenting his work and research in journals, books, at conferences and in the media.

Philipp is a founding member and co-convenor of the European Association of Social Anthropologists' (EASA) Media Anthropology Network. He is also a member of the research area Visual Studies in the Social Sciences at the University of Vienna's Faculty of Social Sciences.

To learn more about Philipp's research and teaching activities take a look at his blog, or follow him @philbu.
He can be contacted via e-mail: ph.budka(at)

New Publications

Theorising Media and Conflict (2020, Berghahn) Ritualisierung - Mediatisierung - Performance (2019, V&R Unipress/Vienna University Press)

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