This is a photo of Koukouy Chery smiling. They have a maroon colored afro, an orange scarf wrapped around their neck, and a purple trench coat with a panther brooch. Behind them, the street is lit and people are walking.

Koukouy Chery

Reference Archivist/Librarian for Archives and Special Collections 
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Houghton Library

I provide access and guidance to scholars and researchers who seek to use the university's extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, and institutional materials. I have a Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where I focused on preservation and archival studies. My core competencies include strategic thinking, post-colonial race theory, service orientation, and community archives.


  • Reference
  • Archives
  • Research, Teaching, and Learning


  • English
  • French Creoles