Chad Clay is an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs within the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD in political science from Binghamton University in 2012. His work focuses primarily on the determinants of human rights practices, collective dissent, political violence, and economic development. He is actively involved in the measurement of human rights practices, as exhibited by his work as co-director of the CIRI Human Rights Data Project. He blogs about these subjects and others at The Quantitative Peace.