Emily Gernandt

Research Focus

  • Musical Taste Research


Academic Education


Master of Arts in Musicology, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Master Thesis: "Development of musical taste by the example of Techno and Schlager. A qualitative study"


Bachelor of Arts in Musicology, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
Bachelor Thesis: "Jazz in New Orleans. The Imagination of History"


Since 2023

PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt/ Main

2022–2023Visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt/Main
Seit 11/2022Intern at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt/Main


Conference Papers & Poster Presentations

Gernandt, E., Eggert, J., Fiehn, H., Kudakov, N., & Wald-Fuhrmann, M. (2022, September). Covid-19-Version-Songs: Emergence, characteristics, and receptions of a new kind of musical contrafactum [Poster Präsentation]. International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (Sysmus), Ghent, Belgium.

Gernandt, E. & Merrill, J. (2022, September). Schlager vs. Techno: Stilspezifische Begründungsstrategien [Poster Präsentation]. 38. DGM-Jahrestagung: Die Psychologie der populären Musik, Würzburg, Deutschland

Gernandt, E. & Merrill, J. (2021, Oktober). Schlager vs. Techno: Style-specific justifications [Konferenzbeitrag], 2021 Autumn SEMPRE Conference: Engaging and Interacting with Education, Music and Psychology Research, Keele University, UK