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 in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna. He is interested in technology, infrastructure, media, visual culture, politics, globalization and ethnography. He has been doing fieldwork in Canada, Austria, Mexico and several internet environments.

Philipp's research has been published in a variety of journals and books as well as in the media. Recently, he contributed to The Routledge Companion to Media Anthropology, The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology and Sozialwissenschaftliche Analysen von Bild- und Medienwelten. Philipp is the co-editor of Theorising Media and Conflict and Ritualisierung - Mediatisierung - Performance and he is now working on two other book projects. A monograph on the sociotechnical history of the Indigenous internet environment and a book on transport infrastructures in Northern Manitoba, Canada.

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) at the University of Vienna and a member of the Austrian Polar Research Institute. Philipp was a lecturer in the M.A. Program Visual and Media Anthropology at Free University Berlin and HMKW Berlin for six years.

Philipp received his Ph.D. (Dr.phil.) in Social and Cultural Anthropology and his M.A. (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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