Dr. Dyan Watson’s research in urban education brought up the patterns of how early career teachers semantically encode race in words such as ‘urban’ and ‘suburban.’ This talk on the intersections of race and teaching, titled “Urban, but not too Urban: Race, school expectations and satisfaction of first-year teachers” will address her primary research focus of exploring how teachers semantically encode race, and the intersections of race and teaching.  ” It was the final presentation associated with the Library’s Making Futures series. Dr. Watson is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, the editor of Rethinking Schools, and the co-editor of Teaching for Black Lives.