June Hobbs

Gardner-Webb University
Professor of English


June Hadden Hobbs is Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Research at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. She has published books and articles on popular culture topics such as American hymnody and tombstones as well as on more traditional literary topics such as Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead. She is the co-author with Joe DePriest of Tales and Tombstones of Sunset Cemetery: Tracing Lives and Memorial Customs in a Southern Graveyard, published in 2021 by McFarland Press.


Burying the Young: The Tropes of Coping in a Nineteenth-Century Cemetery