Cenay Babaoğlu graduated from Hacettepe University, department of Political Science and Public Administration. He completed his graduate studies at the same university, at the Institute of Social Sciences, Program of Political Science and Public Administration and worked as research assistant at the same department between 2009-2015. During this period, he had academic visits to Bremen University/Germany for one year, to Berlin/Germany for four months and to Skopje/ Macedonia for six months. After receiving his PhD in 2015, he began his career at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. In 2017, he has been appointed as assistant professor at the Department of Public Administration at Ömer Halisdemir University. Between 2019 – 2021, he worked at Selcuk University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration as associate professor. Since 2021 September he is working at Ömer Halisdemir University as associate professor.

Babaoğlu was the editor of the Journal of Legislation between 2016-2017, and he is the Editor of Journal of Public Administration and Policy and assistant editor of the Journal of Public Administration and Technology. The author has ten books, many book chapters and articles on public policy practices, civic engagement, and public administration and technology. During his academic life, he took part in fifteen projects supported by different institutions and organizations, such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkey, the Ministry of Family and Social Policies of Turkey, and Turkish Science Council. H

Research topic:   COVID-19 Pandemic’s Effects on Digital Government: The Case of Italy“.

 Host University: University of Catania, Italy

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