Oxana Timofeeva is a philosopher working as an Assistant Professor on contemporary philosophy at the European University in St. Petersburg and as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. Timofeeva is a member of the artistic collective Chto Delat? (What is to be done?), and a deputy editor of the journal Stasis. She spent her childhood in Surgut, one of the centers of the oil industry in northwestern Siberia. Starting her academic career with a doctoral thesis on the theories of Georges Bataille, she later turned to animal studies and anthropocene thinking and recently published a materialist theory of oil.