Philipp Budka


This is the website of Philipp Budka, a sociocultural anthropologist from Vienna, Austria. It provides information about his work, publications, projects and university courses.

Philipp is a research associate and lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna. He is interested in (digital) media and technologies, (transport) infrastructures and material culture, visual culture and communication, activism and politics, internet histories, transnationalism and globalization, fieldwork and ethnography as well as sport and football (fan) culture. He has been doing fieldwork in Canada, Austria and several internet environments. His research has been published in a variety of journals and books as well as in the media. Recently, he co-edited Theorising Media and Conflict and Ritualisierung - Mediatisierung - Performance.

Philipp is a founding member and co-convenor of the European Association of Social Anthropologists' (EASA) Media Anthropology Network. He is co-founder of the Digital Ethnography Initiative (DEI) and a member of the research area Visual Studies in the Social Sciences at the University of Vienna. He is also a member of the Austrian Polar Research Institute. Philipp was a lecturer in the MA Program Visual and Media Anthropology at Free University Berlin and HMKW Berlin for more than six years.

Philipp received his PhD (Dr.phil.) in Social and Cultural Anthropology and his MA (Mag.phil.) in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Communication Studies from the University of Vienna.

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 email: ph.budka(at)

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