I am an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs within the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia. I received my PhD in political science from Binghamton University in 2012.

My work focuses primarily on the determinants of human rights practices, collective dissent, political violence, and economic development. I have a strong research interest in the international diffusion of local outcomes, as well as the institutions, organizations, and processes that generate such diffusion. I am also actively involved in the measurement of human rights practices.

I am the Co-Founder and Civil & Political Rights Metrics Lead for the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI), co-director of the archived CIRI Human Rights Data Project, and co-Principal Investigator on the Worker Rights in Law & Practice Data Project (WorkR) and the Sub-National Analysis of Repression Project (SNARP).

Related Publications

Overview of corruption risks in the judiciary and prosecution service in Panama

  • judiciary
  • anti-corruption legislation
  • prosecutor
  • panama

Evaluando La Participación Publica En Procesos Presupuestarios: Indicadores y Caja de Herramientas (Toolkit) de Evaluación

  • budget transparency
  • assessment methodologies
  • participatory budget

Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • security
  • mining
  • oil
  • extractive industries

Nigeria: Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goal 16

  • sustainable development goals
  • sdg
  • sdg 16
  • sdg 16.5
  • shadow reporting
  • sustainable development
  • parallel report

Research Toolkit: Monitoring Conventions

  • uncac
  • convention against corruption united nations uncac
  • conventions
  • oecd anti-bribery convention
  • greco
  • inter-american convention against corruption mesicic
  • asian development bank
  • african peer review mechanism
  • third-party monitoring

K. Chad Clay


University of Georgia

Professional Title

Assistant Professor




Co-Founder and Civil & Political Rights Metrics Lead at the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI)

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