Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Screen Studies
Co-Host & Co-Producer
KC Councilor, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Communication, Media, and Screen Studies Department at Southern Connecticut State University. He brings his experiences as a teacher, scholar, and facilitator to Real Talk. KC has a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in American Studies at the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. KC is a cartoonist who uses comics to share stories around social justice issues inside and outside the classroom. In his graphic memoir Between You and Me: Transitional Comics, he depicts his experience navigating the world as a transgender and transitioning person. In addition, he teaches a popular course called Capturing Family Stories, where students learn to write and draw comics to tell their own stories. KC joined Real Talk as a co-host at the start of Season Two, contributing to the audio, video, and episode content production. In his free time, you’ll find him drawing comics, cooking, gardening, driving around the country to see family and friends, and hanging out with his partner Cate.