Music, memory and post-memory
Popular music history (electronic, post-punk, hip hop, metal, jazz, rock and dance music)
Music in inter-Asian and trans-Asian contexts
Cultural histories of Central and West Asia and diasporas
Migration histories, music and literature of Germany, Austria and Australia
Music and literature in Jewish and Indigenous contexts
Mourning and performance
Gay researches popular music history in Australian, Iranian and diasporic contexts. She is also founding convener of the Central and West Asia and Diasporas Research Network.
Gay Jennifer Breyley's Articles
How Indigenous hip hop talks to white Australia
A.B. Original made waves in 2017, but Indigenous hip hop has flourished since the 1980s.