Kal received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests are in philosophy of science (especially biology), philosophy of race, and political philosophy. In his dissertation project, he develops a novel account of the mechanistic approach to scientific explanation. Kal is working on applying the approach he develops to questions of causation and explanation in medicine and economics. His research in philosophy of race examines the explanatory role of race in biomedicine and how racialization influences biomedical outcomes. In political philosophy, he is working on developing an account of domination. Kal’s position is in partnership with the Department of Philosophy.