Dr. Philipp Budka is a lecturer at the University of Vienna (Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology) and for the M.A. Program in Visual and Media Anthropology at the Free University Berlin. His research areas include digital anthropology and ethnography, the anthropology of media and technology as well as visual culture and communication. 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 has published in various journals and books such as Journal des Anthropologues, Canadian Journal of Communication and Ethnic Media in the Digital Age (Routledge, 2019). He is editor of Ritualisierung – Mediatisierung – Performance (with M. Luger & F. Graf, V&R Unipress/Vienna University Press, 2019) and Theorising Media and Conflict (with B. Bräuchler, Berghahn Books, Forthcoming). In addition, he is currently preparing the monograph Indigenizing the Internet.
More at: www.philbu.net