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 and anti-corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • public administration
  • justice
  • mining
  • state owned enterprises
  • corruption

Assessing corruption risks in challenge funds

  • risk assessment
  • risk management
  • development
  • challenge funds

Lobbying regulations and civil society organisations

  • lobbying
  • civil society
  • civic space

Panorama de la corruption et de la lutte anti-corruption en République démocratique du Congo (RDC)

  • post-conflict
  • ressources naturelles
  • lutte contre la corruption
  • post-conflit

National Integrity System background rationale and methodology

  • national integrity systems
  • nis assessment

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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