I am an assistant professor at Harvard Law School. My research examines racial disparities in criminal charging and sentencing — specifically how prosecutors interpret and respond to racial disparities inherited from police and earlier decision-makers in the criminal process.

Previously, I was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. I received a doctorate in Economics at Harvard University and a J.D. at Harvard Law School.

Here is my CV.


Email hshaffer [at] law [dot] harvard [dot] edu