University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
She received an honorary degree of a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Ibadan.
University College London, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom
Molara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University College London in 1963.
Leiden University, Rapenburg 70, Leiden, Netherlands
Ogundipe was given a Ph.D. in Narratology from Leiden University.
Ogundipe attended Secondary School Queens School in Ede. She received an honorary degree of a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University College Ibadan (nowadays the University of Ibadan). In 1963, Molara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University College London. She was given a Ph.D. in Narratology from Leiden University.
Ogundipe taught English Studies, Writing, Comparative Literature and Gender from the perspectives of cultural studies and development at Ogun State University (nowadays Olabisi Onabanjo University), University of Port Harcourt, Legon University in Ghana, Northwestern University and many other American universities. She was also a professor of Englsh and Comparative Literature at the University of Port Harcourt.
In addition, for many years in the 1980s, Ogundipe was a columnist and member of the Editorial Board of The Guardian and briefly in her post-retirement years a columnist for The Nation in Lagos. She was the founder and director of the Foundation for International Education and Monitoring.
Molara lived and worked in West Africa, where she set up writing centres at universities, in addition to her work on literature, gender and film, in contribution to her commitment to inter-generational education and mentoring.
Ogundipe was in the leadership of feminist activism and gender studies in Africa for decades.
She was a founding member of Women in Nigeria and the Association of African Women for Research and Development.
Molara Ogundipe was married. She has two daughters.