Boehnke works as senior research fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany. She received her PhD at Free University Berlin in 2004 with an empirical study on the risks of social exclusion and perceived marginalization. Boehnk\'s research interests include social inequality and stratification issues in different welfare states and their outcomes for social integration and individual quality of life. She is currently working on a project that is concerned with consequences of downward social mobility for social networks and civil engagement in Europe. She will be in residence at CES as a John F. Kennedy fellow for the 2009-2010 academic year.