Status Update (Oct, 2019): This project was unfortunately not funded in FY19. I am still seeking funding for it. We had a stellar crop of over-qualified applicants for a Fall 2019, but were unable to secure the studentship support from a handful of interested agencies.
Update on Status (as of June 2020): Well, I have had this posted for a few years and had a ton of great students show interest. Unfortunately, my attempts to secure funding have fallen flat. I am leaving it up as it is still a topic I'd love to help a student explore, but I am not actively recruiting on it for now.
UPDATE: I am excited to announce that this position was filled by Karen Bartelt!
To start in Fall Semester, 2018.