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 studies 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 holds BAs in political science and economics from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). Before arriving to Princeton, he was research partner at TransEconomics.