Rajeev Gundur is the executive director of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime and a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool in Singapore. He is researching the relationships between Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) and street and prison gangs in the United States. He is particularly interested in how these relationships change over geographical space and how and if individuals are able to move among such organizations. He is also interested in how such organizations contest elements of sovereignty, including authority, legitimacy, and control, in liberal democratic states, in order to advance their criminal enterprises.
In addition, he is studying prison gangs as an entity of their own and am examining how they configure and reconfigure themselves in response to control efforts by law enforcement as well as cybercrime issues.