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

Sub-national corruption measurement tools

  • local governance
  • sub-national corruption measurement
  • provincial reconstruction

Initiatives de lutte contre la corruption dans le secteur judiciare en Afrique francophone

  • judiciary
  • judges
  • codes of conduct
  • prosecutor
  • lawyers

Lutte contre la grande corruption: défis et avancées

  • grand corruption

Ineligibilities for elected office arising from criminal law decisions

  • political corruption
  • ineligibility
  • electoral fraud

Financement de la vie politique française: l'urgence d'une réforme

  • political finance
  • campaign finance
  • electoral campaigns
  • political parties
  • political financing

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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