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 also has a strong research interest in the international diffusion of local outcomes, as well as the institutions, organizations, and processes that generate such diffusion. 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, as well as his ongoing work with the Worker Rights in Law & Practice Data Project and the Sub-National Analysis of Repression Project (SNARP). He blogs about these subjects and others at The Quantitative Peace.