Dr. Stephen Buono holds a Ph.D. in History from Indiana University. His research and teaching interests are diverse, but cluster together at the convergence of science and technology, modern cultural 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 American Historical Association (AHA) and the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (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, Perspectives on History, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
Before arriving at CISAC, Stephen was an AHA-NASA Aerospace History Fellow (2019-2020) and an Assistant Editor for Diplomatic History, the journal of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (2016-2019).