The purpose of this paper is to analyze feminist research and the field of person-environment studies, in terms of their basic theoretical and methodological premises. Such an analysis reveals many things in common between the two seemingly distant fields, but also some differences. Some of the commonalities can be seen in the emphasis on the social constructionist perspective, contextualism and transactional principles, even though these particular terms are not necessarily known to all, or used by them. The main difference is in the political-ideological stance of much feminist research, although person-environment studies once had such a stance. The paper will conclude with thoughts on how each of these fields could benefit from the other.