Feb 2013: I have (finally) uploaded the handout for my LSA 2013 talk on case-marking in Estonian partitives. There is also a paper version of the talk that is currently under review-- if you would like a copy of the paper, please contact me! I am also excited to report that a paper I coauthored with Jorge Hankamer and Line Mikkelsen entitled "Licensing Trouble" has been accepted for publication in Linguistic Inquiry (pending certain revisions). The paper is in large part a reply to Katzir (2011).
Other than those developments, I am still working on my dissertation, though the tentative title has changed: A Theory of Nominal Concord. I hope it will be the start of more serious investigation of the crosslinguistic behavior of concord and agreement more generally, though it primarily focuses on explaining the patterns in Estonian and Icelandic.
Oct 2012: Major things that have happened since my last update: I spent Fall quarter 2011 in Tartu, Estonia as a visiting doctoral student; I was the primary instructor for Language Typology; I received a dissertation-year fellowship from the Institute for Humanities Research; and I presented a poster at the Workshop on Locality and Directionality at the Syntax-Phonology Interface.
Presently, I'm working on my dissertation, tentatively titled Feature Representation, Manipulation, and Realization: A View from Icelandic and Estonian Nominals. The dissertation looks at aspects of nominal morphosyntax in Icelandic and Estonian, including (at least) nominal concord and the structure of partitives and pseudopartitives. Some of the work I've been doing on Estonian pseudopartitives will be the basis of a talk I am giving at the upcoming LSA annual meeting as well as a manuscript I am currently preparing for submission.
Sep 2011: Much to tell! I presented a portion of my research on concord at WCCFL 29, I advanced to candidacy this spring, I've been a TA for Phonology 1 this summer (taught by Ryan Bennett), and I'm currently packing and preparing for the fall quarter, which I'll be spending in Tartu, Estonia. While in Estonia, I'll basically be exploring possible puzzles I can work on for my dissertation (through research, fieldwork, and working on my language skills), which will probably investigate various issues in nominal morphosyntax.
In website updates, my CV is now available, as well as handouts and papers from NELS and WCCFL. Check the research page if you want to take a look!