Stephen Buono holds a Ph.D. from the History Department at Indiana University. Stephen's research and teaching interests are diverse, but cluster together at the convergence of science and technology, modern intellectual and political history, and the story of what scholars now call "America in the world." His first book project, The Province of All Mankind, narrates the emergence of outer space as a discrete realm of U.S. foreign policy and international law during the 1950s and 1960s, particularly efforts to preserve the cosmos as a "sanctuary" from the Cold War. In addition to the AHA and NASA, Stephen's work has benefited from the support of the Carnegie Corporation, the Eisenhower Foundation, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. His recent articles have appeared in Diplomatic History, Diplomacy & Statecraft, and Perspectives on History.
Before arriving at CISAC, Stephen was an Aerospace History Fellow with the American Historical Association and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (2019-2020) and an Assistant Editor for Diplomatic History, the journal of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (2016-2019).