Patrick Signoret is a PhD candidate in comparative politics, with formal and quantitative methods and international relations as additional subfields. His research interests include public security, organized crime, and the political economy of development. His dissertation analyzes competing criminal organizations and state security forces to explain subnational variation in homicidal violence trends in contemporary Mexico, ultimately seeking to explain when and how order and peace arises in violent criminal contexts.
Patrick is currently based in San Diego, where he’s a research fellow at UCSD's Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (January 2020 – May 2021) and a lecturer at the University of San Diego (fall 2020). He was a graduate fellow at Princeton's Program in Latin American Studies in fall 2019.