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Andrew Nestingen

Professor, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington

Andrew Nestingen teaches courses on the cinema and popular culture of the Nordic countries. His many books and articles have discussed Nordic crime fiction, Nordic cinema, Finnish literature and cinema, and the films of Aki Kaurismäki.


  • –present
    Professor, University of Washington


  • 2001 
    University of Washington, Ph.D. / Scandinavian Studies


  • 2020
    Nordic Noir, Adaptation, Appropriation (co-ed with Linda Badley, Jaakko Seppälä), Palgrave-MacMillan
  • 2013
    The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki, Wallflower Press / Columbia UP
  • 2011
    Scandinavian Crime Fiction (co-ed with Paula Arvas), U. Wales Press
  • 2008
    Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia, U. Washington Press
  • 2005
    Transnational Cinema in a Global North (co-ed with Trevor Elkington), Wayne State UP

Professional Memberships

  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies (Vice President, 2019-2021)
  • Finnish Literature Society
  • Modern Language Association
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Research Areas

  • Cultural Studies (2002)
  • Film, Television And Digital Media Not Elsewhere Classified (190299)


Knight of the Finnish Lion, First Class