Julia Szirmai worked as Assistant Professor (UD) for 33 years in the French Language and Culture study program until 2018, where she gave lectures on Old French language and literature. She also researched Old French Bible texts (edition and source study). She still does this within her appointment at LUCAS. She was also interested in Old French animal books and human monsters in French medieval literature. She is the editor of the MemoranduM series, in which Dutch translations of Old French texts appear.