Alexander Banfield-Mumb

Alexander Banfield-Mumb

Alexander Banfield-Mumb studied Computer and Media Sciences at the Vienna University of Technology where he awarded his DI (MSc). Currently he is working as a research fellow at the ICT&S Center of the University of Salzburg.

His current research focus is: The use of new ICTs (information and communication technologies) for political and social action. In particular, he investigates the role of the Internet for the Austrian student protests in 2009 and to explore and analyse the implications of the use of social networking services (such as Facebook, Twitter, chats, Youtube) for mobilization, coordination, maintenance, liveability and sustainability of a student protest culture and to new forms of participation in democratic societies.


UTI Research Group
Steinbrechergasse 15
A-1220 Vienna, Austria

Research Foci:

:: Internet and politics
:: Offline and online political activism
:: Political participation
:: Social web and political movements

Other Research Interests:
Internet and society, ICTs, cyberprotest, infowar, information society, social web, social web tools, sociology of technology

Banfield-Mumb, A., & Mayrhofer, P. (2010). : Eine Online-Enzyklopädie von und für Jugendliche. In I. Ausserer, & M. Haupt, & P. Hladschik, & S. Steiniger (Eds.), Lexika im Unterricht der Politische Bildung. Retrieved September 2nd, 2010 from: do=all&c=download&d=shop.item%3A105541%3A2

Banfield-Mumb, Alexander/Mayrhofer, Petra (2009): – Youth Participation in the Social Web. How wikis and other social software tools can contribute to a new form of civic education at schools. In: IATED (2009) INTED2009 Proceedings CD. International Technology, Education and Development Conference 2009. ISBN: 978-84-612-7578-6

Diendorfer, Gertraud/Banfield-Mumb, Alexander/Mayrhofer, Petra (2008) – Jugendpartizipation im Social Web. In: Peter Parycek, Alexander Prosser (eds.) (2008) EDem2008. E-Democracy Conference. ISBN 978-3-85403-239-7