Dr. Philipp Budka


Dr. Philipp Budka is a lecturer at the University of Vienna (Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology) and for the MA-Program in Visual and Media Anthropology at the Free University Berlin. His research and teaching focuses on the anthropology of media – particularly indigenous media – as well as digital and visual anthropology. 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 (M.A. 2003). 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"). Philipp is regularly publishing and presenting his work in peer-reviewed journals and edited books as well as at international conferences and workshops. Currently, he is working on two edited volumes ("Theorising Media and Conflict" with J. Postill and B. Bräuchler, Berghahn Books; and "Mediatisierung – Ritualisierung – Performativität" with M. Luger and F. Graf, Vienna University Press) as well as on a single-authored book ("Indigenizing the Internet").

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